2005 Triumph Speedmaster
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– 2005 Triumph Speedmaster
Dark, brooding lines and a pared-down hot-rod essence make the Speedmaster a standout middleweight cruiser from every angle. It’s a bike with attitude, always ready for action, ready to go somewhere, fast.
And going somewhere is what the Speedmaster is all about. Its 865cc, DOHC, eight-valve, air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine uses a 270° crank firing interval, giving a throbbing beat and smooth, torque-laden power delivery. Peak power of 55PS arrives at 6,500rpm, with maximum torque of 68Nm available at just 3,500rpm. Both cylinders vent through a pair of long, deep-chromed silencers while the satin-black engine finish adds a crisp, understated edge to the handsome lines of what is a very distinctive and evocative powerplant.
The riding position too, which is slightly more aggressive than the usual laid-back cruising stance, sets the Speedmaster apart. High risers mount the flat ‘drag’ handlebars on the slab-style top yoke and match the chromed, forward-set footpegs, which are set high for greater ground clearance. The rider sits supported and ‘cupped’ into the bike in the gunslinger seat, ready to launch the Speedmaster at the horizon.
Cast wheels add style – the 18-inch front wears a 110/80 tyre, the near-solid 15-inch rear a 170/80. The twin shocks and wide-style telescopic forks straighten the curves and iron out the bumps, giving a planted and supple ride. Twin 310mm front discs – gripped by twin-piston calipers – haul the Speedmaster up hard.
Minimalism is key to the Speedmaster ethos. The rev-counter is mounted discretely on the fuel-tank nacelle, the large round white-faced speedo perches cleanly in the rider’s line of sight on its top-yoke mounting. The tank itself holds 16.6 litres of fuel, giving a useful range. The Speedmaster paint options of plain Jet Black and Jet Black with Tornado Red infill are joined in 2005 by Jet Black plus infill of Neon Blue. And if the Speedmaster bare bones want a little more flesh on them, the Triumph accessory range features an array of bolt-ons specifically designed to lend even more appeal and individuality.
Specification changes for 2005:
– Larger capacity, 865cc engine with increased low and mid-range torque
– Jet Black with Neon Blue infill paint scheme
2005 Triumph Speedmaster Specifications
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition Digital – inductive type
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels Front Alloy 6-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
Rear Alloy 15 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 110/80 18
Rear 170/80 R 15
Suspension Front 41mm forks
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, 2 piston calipers
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2420mm (95.3in)
Width (Handlebars) 830mm (32.7in)
Height 1160mm (45.7in)
Seat Height 720mm (28.3in)
Wheelbase 1655mm (65.2in)
Weight (Dry) 229kg (504lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 55PS (54bhp) at 6,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm (50ft.lbf) at 3,500 rpm
COLOURS Jet Black, Jet Black / Tornado Red, Jet Black / Neon Blue
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.